Posts Tagged "Israel"

A Mother’s Note on the Eve of Her Son’s Enlistment

A Mother’s Note on the Eve of Her Son’s Enlistment

Cross-posted on the Times of Israel. Dearest Naftali, You draft next week. Later than you had hoped. In fact, I am sure you wanted to get your army fatigues on the moment you arrived in…

Message from Israel – from Naff

Message from Israel – from Naff

It’s about time I wrote something…. My name is Naff. I made aliyah what seems like a lifetime ago, but really was in July 2014. This is the first time I’m actually writing, so please…

Bring Back Our Boys

Bring Back Our Boys

It’s on everyone’s minds – the kidnapping by Hamas terrorists of Eyal, Gilad and Naftali. Teenaged yeshiva students who were on their way home 6 days ago. Every day I wake up and immediately check…

Another One Is Flying Home

Another One Is Flying Home

My second son, Naftali,  turns 18 in August. By the time his birthday rolls around he will have made Aliyah, and will be living in Israel, surrounded by family – including his older brother. These…

Becoming an Army Mom

Becoming an Army Mom

My son Aryeh has been in Israel for five months. He’s been in Ulpan improving his Hebrew, and settling in to his new forever home. Ten days ago he started his army journey with Garin…

Leelach Headcoverings – Product Review

Leelach Headcoverings – Product Review

I cover my hair. Every day. There are days when this is the hardest thing ever, especially when my hair looks so good that it’s a shame to cover it up. But I have found…

Letting Them Fly The Nest

Letting Them Fly The Nest

Three months isn’t a long time in the whole scheme of things. A quarter of a year. A blink, a sigh. But these next three months are huge over here in the HSM household. Within…

Surprising My Brother – We Both Hate Surprises

Surprising My Brother – We Both Hate Surprises

As I wrote recently, I traveled to Israel to see family and to surprise my twin-brother for our 40th birthday. (The Hebrew date – 6 Adar). It was extremely difficult to keep quiet about my…

Aliyah – In My Heart

My very good friend Jamie Geller and her family made aliyah almost a week ago. There has been lots of press surrounding the flight they were on – almost 130 of those on the special…

El Al Ticket Insanity

By now you have all heard, I am sure, about the craziness on Monday of return flights to Israel on El Al being sold for $350 or thereabouts. Insanity!! A crazy reduction, the likes of…

Lone Tree Beer – L’chaim!

As you all know, I had the merit to be in Israel in July of this year, and after discussions with David Shire, part owner of the Lone Tree Brewery we arranged for me to…

Headscarf Help

So, I bought these awesome headscarves in Israel – fancy ones that you can wrap around your head and make a real statement with. I love them – but they do not stay in place….